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Artemesia Gentileschi (1593-1652) Italian. Baroque painter.

If you take art history, there’ll be millions of dudes, and not many ladies (true story. No man-hate though, since I worship loads of male artists). Linda Nochlin in the 70s was all about bringing more attention to women artists, so go read her essay “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?”, since it’s cool.

Artemesia is exceptional.

And hardcore.

And her work is often interpreted as unconsciously dealing with her experience of being raped (according to her backstory, at age 19, she was raped by her painting tutor, Agostino Tassi, who had been hired by her father Orazio. Look at the Susanna and the Elders painting with this in mind. Seriously.) So her subject matter is often tough ladies dealing with hard times, particularly her Judith series. Good stuff.

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    凄い怨念を感じるw
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    Artemisia Gentileschi is one of my favourite painters. She lived during a time when it was considered strange for a...
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    Artemesia Gentileschi (1593-1652) Italian. Baroque painter. If you take art history, there’ll be millions of dudes, and...
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    Also, baroque is my favorite painting timeperiod. 8)
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